PAID Internship with the NYS Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation

The New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII) is seeking a self-motivated, dependable undergraduate engineering student to assist on a research project concerning driving simulation and teen driver training. The student will be assisting a Graduate Research Assistant on various tasks including, but not limited to: data collection and analysis, development of training scenarios, subject recruitment, creation of surveys and other web tools, and researching other relevant material. Students will receive an appropriate stipend for their efforts.

Qualifications:
 Junior or Senior Undergraduate in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial or Computer Science preferred)
 Minimum GPA 3.4
 Ability to commit to 8-10 hours per week
 Interest in motion simulation and computer graphics
 Ability to complete tasks independently, with minimal supervision
 Preferred: Familiarity with Matlab

Any questions or inquiries should be addressed to Ian Duncan at ianjr@buffalo.edu

Project Description: Comparison of Driving Simulation Fidelity for Novice Driver Training:
The leading cause of death in teenagers in the United States is automobile accidents. Young people ages 15-24, make up about 14% of the US population but account for 30% ($19 Billion) of the total cost of motor vehicle injuries. In 2009 about 3000 teenagers, ages 15-19 were killed along with over 350,000 treated in emergency departments for injuries. NYSCEDII is looking to study and analyze driver behavior within a driving simulation to identify the appropriate level of fidelity needed to improve teen’s driver skills behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

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